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      New Permanent Representative of Iran to ECO Presents his Credentials to the Secretary General

      New Permanent Representative of Iran to ECO Presents his Credentials to the Secretary General

      The newly appointed Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ECO, H.E. Dr. Seyed Jalaledin Alavi Sabzevari presented his letter of credence to the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour on December 21, 2020.

      ECO Deputy Secretary General participates  The 31st Meeting of Energy Charter Conference

      ECO Deputy Secretary General participates The 31st Meeting of Energy Charter Conference

      On the invitation of Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Secretary General of International Energy Charter, a delegation of the Economic Cooperation Organization headed by Ambassador Huseyin Avni Bicakli, Deputy Secretary General of ECO participated in the Ministerial Session of 31st Meeting of Energy Charter Conference on December 17, 2020 under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan.

      First Meeting of the Heads of ECO National Development Funds

      First Meeting of the Heads of ECO National Development Funds

      The First Meeting of the Heads of National Development Funds of ECO Member States, held virtually on December 16, 2020 under the chairmanship of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was attended by relevant Representatives of the Member States, ECO Secretariat, ECO Trade and Development Bank and ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

      ECO Secretary General remarks during an Int’l conference on the Policy of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan

      ECO Secretary General remarks during an Int’l conference on the Policy of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan

      The ECO Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour participated in an International Conference on the policy of neutrality and its significance in ensuring international peace, security and sustainable development. The event held on December 12, 2020 was dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality Policy of Turkmenistan. A number of regional and international representatives as well as local dignitaries attended the forum.

      ECO Holds Ministerial Meeting on Transport

      ECO Holds Ministerial Meeting on Transport

      The ECO Ministerial Meeting on Transport was held virtually on December 15, 2020 to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s transport sector and the ways and means to address the stressed socio-economic conditions.

      ECO-RISCAM Holds 7th HLWG Meeting

      ECO-RISCAM Holds 7th HLWG Meeting

      A 7th Meeting of the High Level Working Group on Standardization, Conformity Assessment, Accreditation and Metrology was virtually hosted by Islamic Republic of Iran on December 8, 2020 to discuss the ways and means of promoting and expanding mutual and multi-lateral cooperation in the field of Standardization, Conformity, Accreditation, and Metrology amongst the Member States. The relevant representatives of the ECO Member States, ECO Secretariat and Regional Institute for Standardization, Conformity Assessment, Accreditation and Metrology attended the meeting.

      ECO Secretary General participates in the 36th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC

      ECO Secretary General participates in the 36th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC

      The ECO Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour participated, as an observer, in the 36th Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC).

      Secretary General Participates in the Third Asia-Pacific Forum

      Secretary General Participates in the Third Asia-Pacific Forum

      On the invitation of the UNESCAP, the Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour participated in the Third Asia-Pacific Forum for South-South and Triangular Cooperation. The event jointly organized by ESCAP, UNOSSC, Government of Indonesia as well as the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) was held on November 25, 2020 under the theme of “The Role of South-South Cooperation in Building Back from COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific.

      ECO Preparatory Meeting

      ECO Preparatory Meeting

      The preparatory virtual meeting prior to the holding of 1st Meeting of the Heads of the National Development and Wealth Fund of the ECO Member States was held on November 23, 2020. The meeting inter-alia discussed the ways and means of holding the 1st Meeting of the Heads of the National Development and Wealth Fund of ECO Member States. High-level Representatives from Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Turkey also attended the meeting.

      Regional Seminar on Geographical Indications

      Regional Seminar on Geographical Indications

      An ECO delegation headed by Dr. Sayed Yahya Akhlaqi, Deputy Secretary General, participated in the Regional Seminar on Geographical Indications (GIs) held virtually on November 18, 2020. The event under the theme of Distinctive Signs for “Origin-Based Products: Geographical Indication, Collective and Certification Marks” was hosted by the Intellectual Property Center (IPC) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in cooperation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), organizer of the Seminar. High-level Representatives from ECO Member Countries also attended the seminar.

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